You don’t have to plan your visit. You really can just drop in! But here are some tips for those who like to know before they go.
How to get here: We’re located at 5515 Phinney Avenue N., across the street from the Woodland Park Zoo. The number 5 bus line stops right in front of our main entrance. Two accessible parking spots are available at the front entrance. There’s a parking lot in back that’s available for you anytime you come to see us. Current Covid protocols are here. Bring a mask, and come on by!
If you don’t want to attend worship for your first visit, or at all, visit our calendar or seasonal news for other events. We’d love to see you at any other activity, like a concert, block party, free meal, community game night or bible study.
If want to talk with a staff member, it is advisable to schedule an appointment as some of our staff are working part-time from home. To meet with the pastor, call the church office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to wear: Whatever you want. Really. In worship, you’ll see fancy Easter hats, suits and ties, summer dresses, shorts and jeans, and baby carriers or spit up rags. The most important thing is that you bring yourself. Don’t let choosing the “right outfit” be a barrier. The right outfit is the one you have on.
If you are holding yourself back from coming to visit us because you are in need of clean clothes or access to basic hygiene, please reach out. Talk to someone in leadership, like the pastor or a greeter. We may be able to offer assistance. Most importantly, you are still welcome just as you are. We want to meet you!
What to expect: If you come for worship, there will be people buzzing around, catching up and keeping busy in preparation for the service. Ushers may greet you and are available to answer questions. If you are worshipping online, simply follow along as you can. Words are posted on the screen that you can speak from home. You can follow along with the seasonal bulletins, which are emailed weekly. Click here to sign up for the SJU Weekly E-news.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no assigned seating. That’s especially true now! If you are worshipping at home, find a comfortable chair, send messages to friends in the chat, sing hymns, and participate as you feel called. If you are worshipping in the sanctuary, there are clearly marked cut out locations for wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers. You can always speak to a greeter or staff member if you have access needs and would like assistance.
There are coloring and activity baskets for kids in the sanctuary as well as a library of children’s books and a play corner in the lounge.
Fellowship follows the service, and is held in the Emmaus Lounge. Beverages are provided, and treats are often available.